Atalanta attacker Jeremie Boga was interviewed by Serie A to speak about his phenomenal dribbling, joining La Dea, and working with so many other top attackers.
Jeremie Boga – a true football artist with sensational performances from Marseille to Bergamo, via Sassuolo. His signature? Dribbling. 700 dribbles in 5 years, of which 400 were successful.
“Italy is a country of art, as is France, so it’s great. Both countries are capable of putting the artistic side into football.”
For me, art in football is about dribbling, technical gestures and enjoying yourself out on the pitch. It’s something I’ve always loved doing: taking players on in one on ones, enjoying it, trying nutmegs and new things. That’s something I grew up with.”
“I’d say my favourite bit of skill in Italy was my nutmeg against Torino and then the curling shot into the top corner. I really like that piece of skill and a goal came after the nutmeg, so that’s always enjoyable.”
Signing for Atalanta
Boga’s artistic touch was evident at once and from 2018 he was on the big teams’ radar. In 2022, he did make a move – becoming Atalanta’s most expensive signing.
“Why Atalanta? Because I felt the president and club director had faith in me. The coach worked hard to get me, so that really convinced me and I felt everyone at the club wanted me. That’s what made the difference.”
“I knew it was a club that had the same principles as me and likes hard work. I came here and while it took me some time to adapt, I feel happy.”
Multiple Atalanta Attacking Threats
Now he can blend his talent with Rasmus Hojlund and Ademola Lookman – a truly dangerous attacking trio.
“Playing with Lookman and Rasmus is easy because they’re players who understand the game. They like to score goals and have the ball. They make lots of runs forward.”
“I just need time to adapt to who I’m playing with. Whether that’s with Duvan, Muriel or someone else.”